Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

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Submitted by: Reference on 05/23/2020 - 3:09pm
  Staying home more also means that we’re all cooking at home more.  Whether you’re learning to get creative when ingredients are sold out or discovering a love of baking and cooking with your extra time, here are a few online opportunities to enhance your cooking game and explore your love of food.   Great Courses Library Collection   You may know that the Great...
Submitted by: Reference on 05/22/2020 - 4:05pm
Are you looking for a great Mystery or Suspense novel to request now that contact-free pickup has started?  Click the links to explore these browsable themed collections and find great books that you can request or download with your Bedford Public Library card. A Race Against Time These characters are on mission to solve a crime before the clock runs out....
Submitted by: Reference on 05/15/2020 - 1:09pm
Are you a high school student looking for assistance with remote learning, test prep, and the college admissions process? There are many free online resources available to help you! New Hampshire's Department of Education has created a website to provide students, parents, and teachers with resources to assist with academics and wellness. The student portion of the website can be found here:...
Submitted by: Emily S on 05/08/2020 - 11:54am
  It's time to vote for the Great Stone Face Award! Voting takes place from May 1-May 31 2020. The 2020 winner will be announced on June 1st. Click here to cast your vote! What is it? This award is given annually,...
Submitted by: Emily S on 04/30/2020 - 4:58pm
Here is another round of staff picks from our Children's Librarians! You can find these books by visiting our ebooks page here: https://www.bedfordnhlibrary.org/ebooks-audiobooks MIss Carla's Reviews: 24 Hours In Nowhere by Dusti Bowling Gus is small. He is thirteen and much smarter than his classmates. Gus lives in Nowhere, AZ...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/27/2020 - 9:58am
  We may all be getting a little cabin fever from being stuck at home right now, so why not try  some armchair travel?  In this blog entry, we’ll share some ideas and resources to help you travel to far off places, without leaving the comfort of your favorite reading nook.   Read a Travel Memoir or Guide as an eBook Travel memoirs can be a great way to experience exotic corners of the world through someone else’s eyes.  Click...
Submitted by: Emily S on 04/24/2020 - 12:46pm
While we've been working from home, Miss Lee Ann has taken the opportunity to find the best of the best stories available on Storyline Online! If you haven't yet discovered Storyline Online, it's an entirely free website (and has a free app) that houses a collection of classic and contemporary picture books read by members of the Screen Actors Guild. The books are also animated, so each book is an excellent audio and visual experience. Clicking...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/22/2020 - 10:40am
Earth Day is a perfect time to think of new ways to use old materials around the house, and with social distancing keeping everyone at home, many people now have the time to learn some new crafts or start a science project. If you need Earth-friendly inspiration for your next project, the Bedford Library has you covered with some of our online resources. Creative Bug is an excellent source for hands-on creative hobbies, and it’s a perfect place...
Submitted by: Emily on 04/20/2020 - 2:54pm
  Hanks. Not Brady. UNCOMMON TYPE is a collection of short stories written by Tom Hanks.  While some may have a familiar ring:  the story about space (Apollo 13), the war story (Saving Private Ryan), an immigrant arriving in America (The Terminal) there is plenty of new material.  Not a fan of short stories typically, many of these characters were relatable and the...
Submitted by: Reference on 04/17/2020 - 1:44pm
Teens, did you know there is a New Hampshire book award just for Young Adult titles? The Flume Award, created in 2005, is presented every year to a YA book chosen by high school students in New Hampshire. Teens across the state nominate their favorite, recently released titles with their public and school libraries. Students then select their favorite from the final list of ten young adult books. Nominated books include fiction, graphic novels,...

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